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Web Resources Emergencies - Amateur Radio
Amateur Radio Service
Discusses the regulations, call signs, licensing and more. From the Federal Communication Commission.
Ham Radio in Emergency Operations
From DomesticPreparedness.com.

Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses
Includes links to PDF Tax Publications and to other government agency disaster information. From the IRS.
Disasters and Financial Planning: a Guide for Preparedness
A 52 page PDF from the Amercian Red Cross and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Endowment for Financial Education.
Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK)
"Strengthen Your Financial Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies" PDF from FEMA.
Emergency Preparedness
For small business owners. Topics include: Disaster Assistance; Emergency Preparedness; Disaster Planning; Disaster Cleanup; Disaster Recovery Plan; State Government Information. From the Small Business Administration.
Financial Preparedness
From Ready.gov.
How to Make an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business
"Disaster recovery planning is the process of creating a document that details the steps your business will take to recover from a catastrophic event." From TheBalance.com.
Preparing for a Disaster (Taxpayers and Businesses)
Includes videos, workbooks and IRS publications and forms. From the IRS.

General Information
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
"The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes." From the National Association for Amateur Radio.
American Red Cross
Contacting Loved Ones
"The American Red Cross can help your family members reconnect, whether the separation was caused by a recent emergency here at home, war or natural disaster overseas, or events as far back as the Holocaust."
Disaster Relief & Recovery Services
Topics include: Staying Safe After a Disaster; Check Your Home's Safety; Recovering Emotionally; Recovering Financially; COVID-19 Bereavement. Also includes Emergency Resource Library of tips and strategies for preparing, responding and recovering from specific disasters and emergencies.
Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults
Includes the PDF booklet "Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors". From the American Red Cross.
How to Prepare for Emergencies
The American Red Cross has information for being prepared from home, school, work and in the community. Includes information for specific types of emergencies, and what teachers should know, as well as a home emergency plan.
Safe and Well
"After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier."
Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC)
Information and news on health issues, disease outbreaks, avian influenza (bird flu), H1N1, and more. See also CDC: Emergency Preparedness and Response.
Disaster Preparedness: How to Be Ready for the Next Big Storm
Subtitled "What You Can Do to Safeguard Your Home and Family". From Consumer Reports.
Disaster Preparedness: Pets
From ASPCA.org.
Driving in Emergencies and Disasters
From the United States Search and Rescue Task Force.
Driving in Emergencies and Disasters
Topics include Access to Care; COVID-19; Disasters; Elderly Emergency Care; Health and Safety Tips; Mental Health; Pediatric Emergency Care and more.
Emergency Preparedness and Response
"This site is intended to increase the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies." From the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC).
Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
PDF document.
How to Make a Disaster Plan
Topics include Communication; Evacuation; and Disaster Kits.
First Aid
First aid kits and more.
Homeowners Insurance and Common Natural Disasters
Groups the natural emergencies by regions and what insurance covers: Pacific States; Great Plains; Rocky Mountains; Upper Midwest; Northeast; Southeast; Southwest. From UnitedPolicyholders.org.
Moving Forward
After the disaster is over, much of your life may need to be rebuilt, like dealing with home damage, replacing personal property and finding important documents." Topics include: Your Home; Your Business or Farm; Your Finances, Job and Insurance; Your Health; Your Official Documents. From DisasterAssistance.gov and FEMA.
National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
Information and statistics on 911 (9-1-1).
T.H.E. NJ/NY Plan: The Trans Hudson Emergency NJ/NY Plan
"When access to bridges and tunnels is restricted because of emergency, T.H.E. NJ/NY Plan will help thousands get home safely."
Ready.gov: Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed
Information, tips, and news on disaster preparation and response. From the United States Government.
Safety and Preparedness (formerly WeatherReady)
Information and videos on how to prepare for storms and dangerous weather conditions. Includes Floods; Tornadoes; Thunderstorms; Hurricanes; Wildfires; Winter and Heat. From the Weather Channel.
Three Easy Steps to Save a Life
Resources to help if you see someone collapse suddenly. From the Heart Rescue Project.

Weather-Related Emergencies
From CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention):
Natural Disasters and Severe Weather
Extreme Heat
Includes: Extreme Heat Prevention, Hot Weather Tips, Heat Stress Resources, and more.
Includes: Key Facts About Flood Readiness, What Consumers Need to Know, Personal Hygiene After a Disaster, Reentering Your Flooded Home, Cleanup of Flood Water, After a Flood, Mold After a Disaster.
Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms
Tips on preparing for such storms. See also Tornados.
Includes: Lightning Safety Tips, First Aid Recommendations, Information for Workers / Outdoor Recreation / Organized Sporting Events / Water Activities / Pet Owners, and more.
Winter Weather
Includes: information on preparing / responding to winter storms, hypothermia frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, power outages, Frequently Asked Questions, and more.
Safety and Preparedness (formerly WeatherReady)
Information and videos on how to prepare for storms and dangerous weather conditions. from the Weather Channel.

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